Omega-3s may reduce postpartum depression

According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness approximately 80 percent of women experience a mood disturbance or postpartum blues following pregnancy, and up to 15 percent of women suffer from postpartum depression. A recent review published November 15, 2012 in theCanadian Journal of Psychiatry suggests that increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acids during and after pregnancy could reduce these symptoms.

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Katharine Deeb, CD(CHB) BIRTH DOULA Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas. Inclusive/Evidence Based/Full Spectrum. //

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